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    September 16, 2010
    11:00 - 11:30am PDT  

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♪ sky 7 shows you the aftermath of a deadly car crash in downtown san jose following a chase by the chp. if you look under that tree, you can see the car rolled on its side. >> there were four young men in the car, two killed. when the car crashed on east st. james street at north 6th street.
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karina rusk joins us with more. >> well, cheryl, this is considered a crime scene and the san jose police have actually been here since just after 1:30 this morning. take a look. they are now clearing away most of the debray. a san jose police suppose person told me the driver of the car is 19-year-old jose antonio hernandez. he was treated for minor injuries at the hospital and then booked into the santa clara county jail on several charges, including two counts of vehicular manslaughter. the two passengers in his backseat of the green ford explorer died in this horrific crash. the passenger in the front seat suffered moderate injuries and is at a local hospital. the chp is not commenting yet on whether this was an actual pursuit or chase but police say a chp unit did make contact with the driver of the explorer at st. james and notre dame which is about eight blocks from here. the driver took off and lost control of hills car here at
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st. james and fifth street slamming into a parked jeep cherokee and then careened forward. >> after colliding with that vehicle, it continued eastbound and struck a utility trailer, a little box trailer travels attached to a pickup truck, i believe a ford pickup truck. with that, with the impact being so great, the trailer continued forward and it actually pushed the pickup truck forward as well and it detached, separated from the hitch. >> so there are no speeds yet but you can see the force that was happening and result just a mangled mess. actually when you look at it, it's amazing that anyone survived. again, the chp is not commenting yet on whether this was a pursuit. the driver jose hernandez was charged with felony, driving under the influence and evading officers as well as though two charges of vehicular manslaughter. now, you may remember it was in
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july that there was a chp chase of a driver not far from here actually. in that situation the driver of the suspect car did crash into another car carrying a mom and her children and a 15-year-old girl died in that crash. reporting live from san jose, karina rusk, abc 7 news. >> thank you. san mateo county and state officials are sending out a big warning this morning to the san bruno fire victims. watch out for scam artists trying to take advantage of you as you rebuild. authorities are already seen some cases. terry mcsweeney joins us live from san bruno city hall, the scene of a news conference. terry? >> you expect tough talk from the san bruno police department and from the san mateo county d.a.'s office, and we had that this morning. but how about from the department of insurance. the state department of insurance saying that they will use their police powers to arrest contractors out here who are not licensed. the message is unified. if you don't have a license to build, don't bother coming.
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the san bruno's neighborhood. scott and connie bushman have a house in need of fixing up, the bubbles from the intense heat last week. the house may need foundation work. >> we're going to ask for a home inspection to make sure the foundation is okay. either the house shifted just a hair or a little cement -- >> they received a sheet of vice on what to do and a list of licensed contractors from pg&e on who to do it with. but the city of san bruno's initially property damage estimate of $31 million is certainly an enticing amount for scam artists ready to swoop down for a dishonest payday. that's why the district attorney, san bruno p. d. and insurance department and contracted state license board are warning fire victims, don't be victimized again and warning scam contractors, don't even try. >> we have a concerted
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enforcementment. we have sweep operations, ongoing with those. if you try to come to this area to get work without a license, you're potentially going to face a felony charge. >> we want to make sure they have appropriate insurances so it doesn't fall on the homeowner again to be liable for any injuries, liability on their behalf. >> the effort to educate fire victims and protect them from unscrupulous contractors is another effort much appreciated by the bushmans. >> it's great. let us know we're not going to get ripped off by someone that comes to fix the house. >> an update now on the condition of some of the victims of last thursday's fire. eight were at the saint frances hospital burn unit yet. one was released yesterday. of the seven remaining, four are in critical condition, one serious and two are in fair condition at the st. francis burn unit in san francisco. if you're going to be doing anymore than $500 worth of
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construction work in the glenview neighborhood, you have to have a contract, a contractor's license and if you don't they're going to come after you and they plan to arrest you. terry mcsweeneys, abc 7 news. >> house speaker nancy pelosi talked about the san bruno fire in washington this morning. >> our prayers are with those who lost their loved ones. our prayers for those especially first responders, our firefighters and our law enforcement officers who came to the rescue and i commend the leader shift in the city of san bruno. >> pelosi has said the bay area congressional delegation will work closely with local leaders to make sure all necessary assistance gets to victims. >> today the remnants of the destroyed pipe from san bruno are arriving at the national transportation safety board lab in ashburn, virginia. here the investigators say they plan to reassemble the pieces and test the components in an effort to understand exactly what led to last week's explosion and fire. the ntsb said a final report on
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that blast could take a year to complete. and you can find fire dispatch audio recordings from the night the fire broke out as well as resources for residents and information on how to help. on our website at abc7news.com. well, students at an elementary school in san bruno are being sent home for the day after reports of a gas smell in the school rattled a lot of nerves. police and firefighters chose to evacuate the children after getting the first report of a gas smell this morning. pg&e investigators now believe the smell was the result of a heater being turned on after not having been used for a while. students moved off to miles drive where parents are arriving to pick them up and take them home. >> the danger has just ended at a prestigious hospital in baltimore, maryland. a gunman who shot a doctor at johns hopkins hospital has just been shot and killed by police. all the developments from the
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news room. >> this just came down in the past 20 minutes. we've just received word that the gunman has shot himself and a relative inside a baltimore hospital after a three and a half hour standoff. let's take a live picture from baltimore right now. this unfolded just after 8:00 this morning when police say the suspect shot a doctor on the 8th floor of the hospital. authorities immediately evacuated parts of the hospital. other parts went into lockdown. the doctor went into surgery right away for a gunshot wound to the stomach. officials say he has non-life-threatening injuries. there's no word on a motive or if the gunman had any relationship with that doctor but one report said the suspect was upset for the medical treatment for his mother. there's another report the suspect was barricaded in a room with his mom or relative but police would not confirm that. during the entire standoff, police were so confident they had the situation undered control, the hospital was still open for business. the emergency room was also still open for business but patients were encouraged to stay
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in their rooms. johns hopkins is a major hospital in baltimore, 1700 full-time doctors. again just receiving word the gunman has shot and killed himself and a relative after a three and a half hour standoff at johns hopkins hospital in baltimore. that's the latest here. live in the news room, i'm generalnal wang. >> thanks very much. investigators in concord are going through the evidence following an early morning shooting involving two of their officers. police say a man was walking on clayton road around 2:30 in the morning when police tried to stop him. they believe he was a suspect wanted for robbery. the man ran off, there was a brief chase, he pulled out a gun and that's when officers shot at him. >> they drove off and got out of their car. i don't know the exact sequence of events but a weapon was produced and shots were fired by the officers. he's a male. the question was asked how old. he's a male in his early twenties. >> as we don't have a report on the gunman's condition, none of
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the officers was injured. >> a new snap shop of the bay area real estate market shows a mixed picture. sales plunged further but prices rise. we'll break down the figures.
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>> closed captioning brought to you by mancini sleepworld. dozens of university of
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california employees marched in protest on the mission bay campus on ucsf. they staged a mock citizens arrest for his recommended changes to their retirement plan. they say the changes will cut benefits for low wage workers and raise benefits for the highest earners. the u.c. system is trying to bridge a $21 billion gap in its pension and retirement plan. >> today marks day 78 of the state's budget stalemate. that's the longest california has ever gone without a spending plan. democrats and republicans remain in a standoff over whether new taxes or more spending cuts are needed to close california's $19 billion deficit. legislative leaders warn the budget mess may not be resolved until after the november election. the state controller has warned he may have to start issuing iou's before the end of the month. >> home sales in the bay area plunged nearly 11% in august compared to the previous year. last month was the slowest
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august since 1992. but median prices increased 6.9% last month from a year ago to $385,000. the report blames the drop in sales volume partly to some potential buyers worried about job security and others way waiting to see if prices drop more. >> the numbers of adults living in poverty has reached the highest level since 1965. that's lower than expected given the state of the economy. 43 million people lived in poverty last year. that's one in seven adults. the median household income was $49,770. income actually rose for people ages 65 and over because social security benefits increased. the census also says unemployment benefits allowed many people to stay just above poverty. >> meteorologist mike nicco has the forecast. >> take a look outside, see where the clouds are, where the sunshine is.
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from mount tam to the south. the clouds hugging the coast. today probably the warmest of the next several. talk about a cooling trend tomorrow and update you on the chance of rain not only saturday but looks like sunday, too. >> mike, thank you. and pope benedict makes a historic visit to britain. admissions he made today about the church's sex abuse scandal. >> a new book makes claims what michelle obama really thinks about being first lady.
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our state is in a real mess. and i'm not going to give you any phony plans or snappy slogans that don't go anywhere. we have to make some tough decisions. we have to live within our means.
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we have got to take the power from the state capitol and move it down to the local level, closer to the people. and no new taxes, without voter approval. we have got to pull together not as republicans or as democrats but as californians first. at this stage in my life, i'm prepared to do exactly that. we're following breaking news right now from san francisco bay. right now researchers from the marine mammal center are headed to the port of oakland. this is a live shot of that -- to examine a cargo ship that hit a whale while entering the bay this morning. you can see the whale there, the gray and white object there on the bow of a ship. the collision happened just before 10:00 this morning. researchers say they believe the whale was already dead when the ship hit it, but they don't know
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yet what kind of whale it is so we'll be following up on the story. >> in the meantime let's turn our attention to the weather and all the changes coming up. >> yeah. it's going to feel like fall a little this weekend with a chance of rain for some of us, especially up in the north bay and coast. the warm weather takes over for now. even with cloud cover. no flight arrival delays as we look from south beach back to the east into oakland. let's check out those temperatures and show you what we're talking about as far as running still in the 50s around downtown san francisco because of the cloud cover. the rest of the temperatures are running in the 60s. look sat that. even some 70s around santa rosa, fairfield, antioch, concord, livermore and san jose. definitely warmer than this time yesterday. monterey 59 but upper 50s santa cruz, watsonville and salinas. sunshine and 75 gilroy. highlights, sunny today and our warmest afternoon of this seven-day forecast cycle. cloudy, a little drizzle tonight
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through tomorrow morning's commute and a chance of rain on saturday, mainly the north bay and along the coast and for the rest of us on sunday. as far as our 24 hour temperature change, concord and redwood city, add 3 degrees, 5 oakland and san jose, san francisco and santa rosa about 7 degrees warmer than yesterday. we're going to squeeze all the warmth we can out of this 12 hours and 23 minutes of sunshine. south bay where we have mid to upper 70s, 80 los gatos. close san jose about 78. lowto mid-70s on the peninsula. palo alto 76. pockets of sunshine but cloudy along the coast, low to mid-60s for you. south san francisco mid to upper 60s. sausalito 72. temperatures about 10 degrees cooler at your beaches and 20 degrees warmer, upper 70s to low 80s in the valley. low to mid-70s all across the eastern -- east bay shore. even richmond's going to make 70 over the east bay hills -- i should say the valleys. mid to upper 70s with sunshine and morgan hill, gilroy,
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hollister, the sunshine keeps them in the mid-70s. those lingering clouds hold monterey and carmel mid to upper 60s. a half game out of first place and half game out of the wildcard. an important game with the dodgers. dropping to 62. we'll drop into the mid to upper 50s with thickening clouds and notice the green area. this is where the drizzle will fall along the coast and also the bay shore during the overnight hours. high pressure for the most part is going to hold today but start weakening tonight as this low draws near. that's why we'll see the increase in the clouds and potential for drizzle in the morning. the big story, what will it do this weekend. drizzle, here we are at 7:00 friday morning. watch how it kind of dissipates and most of the rain stays well to the north of us up near eureka. and then by saturday morning you see some of it developing even farther south into the north bay and it will mainly stay north of the golden gate bridge on saturday. here we are. and then sunday night notice how the cold front slowing sags
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across the rest of the bay. we wake up to some drizzle. kind of damp sunday morning, a little light rain possible and start to see it dry out by 5:00. thinking probably less than a tenth of an inch around the bay. even if you don't see the rain which is most likely in the south bay, temperatures drop nearly 10 to 12 degrees by sunday. sunshine breaks out and warmer weather for monday and tuesday and also when the autumnal equinox hits on wednesday. >> feels like it's already here. thanks, mike. >> you bet. >> pope benedict xvi met with queen elizabeth the second today in scotland. (cheers and applause) >> thousands of people lined the streets to see the pope on this historic visit. this is the first state visit ever made by a pontiff to the united kingdom. queen elizabeth is also the leader of the church of england which broke off from the roman
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catholic church five thousand years ago. he said it's the priority to help victims through the human process. >> the white house denying reports michelle obama described her life in the white house as hell. a book coming out friday about the first lady claims recalling mrs. obama anticipates statement. the precise quote is it's hell, i can't stand it. the french embassy in washington also denies the account saying the french first lady distances herself completely from the book, carla and the ambitious. it's great. i eat anything that i want. key lime pie, pineapple upside down cake, raspberry cheesecake... ...yeah, every night its something different. oh yeah yeah...she always keeps them in the house. no no no, i've actually lost weight... i just hava high metabolism or something... ...lucky. [ wife ] babe... ♪ umm, i gotta go.
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today on oprah at 4:00, a look what it's like to be held hostage. at 5:00, the implications from the san bruno fire. doctors talk about the special care and treatment received by burn victims. and the look ahead to flu season, see what experts are predicting and how cough outbreaks could affect your health. >> that's going to do it for now. enjoy your day, the warmest day of the week, mike? >> absolutely. some of the fog from sky 7,
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that's going to come back tomorrow and start the cooling trend. >> absolutely gorgeous. enjoy it for now. mike, thanks. "who wants to be a millionaire" is coming up next. >> have a great day. bye-bye! captioned by: closed captioning services, inc.
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